Weeknote 44 – Diwali and all things 50
A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention:
With Diwali celebrations over the last weekend, the family moving over to Hyatt for their temporary stay until the government housing falls in place, Patti’s return from her holy trip to Israel and Mummyjaan’s 50th birthday, the week pretty much swooshed past!
30mins swimming on Monday, Biked 24k on Wednesday, 5K beach run on Saturday and a 4k beach run on Sunday.
Interesting tools this week:
- Delete Facebook: Deleting your Facebook posts.
- Walk the distance: Walk the Appalachian trail virtually. Now that sounds like a neat idea instead of just counting steps [Not that I really subscribe to step counting!].
- Tunemymusic: Transfer playlists between music services!
Music finds of the week:
Notable videos watched this week:
- The Ocean Cleanup: 1000 rivers are responsible for 80% of plastic entering the oceans. The solar-powered Interceptor sounds like a huge step forward in stopping new plastic from entering the oceans.
- The very Hungry Caterpillar: Yep, that very same one that you read about!
Interesting reads this week:
- Elephants Under Attack Have An Unlikely Ally: Artificial Intelligence: A beautiful piece on how technology is being used in real-time to predict poacher behavior and how with more tools in hand, rangers are much better equipped to preempt attacks on protected wildlife.
- MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air: This sounds super promising. I guess it now boils down to manufacturing on scale!
- A New Gene Editing Tool Could Make CRISPR More Precise: Altering DNA and then taking it several steps further. With Prime editing, the claim is that 89% of currently known disease-linked genetic mutations could be corrected. That’s HUGE!
- One Man’s Wild Quest to Reach the Bottom of Every Ocean: Journey to the eeriest, most hostile place…
- ‘Paramedic’ Ants Are the First to Rescue and Heal Their Wounded Comrades: No ant left behind!